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Old September 28, 2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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taurus 605

What is your opinion on this gun? Was thinking about getting it for myself
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Old September 28, 2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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It's a Taurus, their QC is iffy, some good some bad. I'd buy something else.

Ruger makes plastic revolvers.
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Old September 28, 2012, 10:21 PM   #3
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I have a 85, 651, and just bought a 617 a few weeks ago. I'm more than pleased with the ones I own.

Also, the OP didn't specify if he was looking into the 605 Polymer....or the steel version. I'm guessing they're asking about the latter.
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Old September 29, 2012, 01:33 AM   #4
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I have or have had 5 Taurus handguns: a PT 140 Millennium Pro, an 82, a 605, an 85CH and the Rossi (owned by Taurus) 461. All have been terrific guns. If you want a .357mag snub, the Taurus 605 would be a good choice.
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Old September 29, 2012, 06:11 AM   #5
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I just picked up a 605 stainless a month ago, no complaints so far.
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Old September 29, 2012, 06:23 AM   #6
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My Taurus M85 experiment did not go well. Taurus, from a customer service and quality stand point leave a lot to be desired. I'd look at Ruger.
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Old September 29, 2012, 01:08 PM   #7
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I once owned a Taurus, but I never will own a taurus again.

Good luck.
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Old September 29, 2012, 02:46 PM   #8
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I've had one for over a decade. It's been a good, solid gun for me. I keep it loaded with the old FBI load.

Mine is all-steel and is reasonably comfortable to shoot. I shot a friend's LCR a few weeks ago and it was not fun.
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Old September 29, 2012, 02:59 PM   #9
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We sell about three Taurus mod 605 Poly Protectors per week without a single complaint yet.
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Old October 1, 2012, 11:04 PM   #10
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357 mag, check your PMs. It might be useful.
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Old October 2, 2012, 07:39 AM   #11
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Mine's been good. You might want to read Jim March's experience with a dud 605.

I'm uninterested in the plastic 605.
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Old October 2, 2012, 07:09 PM   #12
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That one had massive birth defects. If it had been human it would have been aborted early in the 2nd trimester as a mercy thing.
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